Tom Doyle has written for Sound On Sound since 2004 and is also a regular contributor to MOJO.
As an author, he’s written a series of books, including Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The 1970s (Polygon/Ballantine, 2013). As a musician, he’s one half of White Label, a writing/production duo whose credits include Paul Weller.
In 1969, Faust used their massive record company advance to build a unique studio and a collection of weird, custom-made effects units. The same experimental spirit lives on in their new album, Faust Is Last.
Some of the latest advances in electronic music technology have been geared towards acoustic music — played by robots. For his latest album, guitarist Pat Metheny assembled an entire automated orchestra to back him.